Stickbaits

A stickbait walked noisily across the surface will draw gamefish from deep water better than any other surface lure. In clear water, fish may rush the lure from 15 feet down.

Stickbaits rank among the top lures for big large-mouths, but they also work well for smallmouth and spotted bass, white and striped bass, pickerel, northem pike and muskies.

The basic stickbait retrieve is called walking-thedog. Because of the way it is balanced, a stickbait will move in an altenating left-right-left manner

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POPULAR STICKBAITS include: (1) Original Signature Zara [email protected]; (2) Bomber Stick Bait; (3) Devil's [email protected]; (4) 01' Line Sides; (5) Mann-Dancer, with internal beads that produce extra noise; (6) Devil's

Toothpick; (7) Baby Zara Spook@; (8) Dog Walker; (9) Walkin' [email protected], which also has internal beads. The lip on the bottom adds side-to-side motion; (10) Top Dog, made of tough, flexible foam.

POPULAR STICKBAITS include: (1) Original Signature Zara [email protected]; (2) Bomber Stick Bait; (3) Devil's [email protected]; (4) 01' Line Sides; (5) Mann-Dancer, with internal beads that produce extra noise; (6) Devil's

Toothpick; (7) Baby Zara [email protected]; (8) Dog Walker; (9) Walkin' [email protected], which also has internal beads. The lip on the bottom adds side-to-side motion; (10) Top Dog, made of tough, flexible foam.

when retrieved with short, sharp jerks. This action mimics a crippled rninnow struggling on the surface.

With a little practice, you can walk a stickbait to one side, enabling you to reach cover to the right or left of your retrieve path.

Fish often bulge or swirl the surface near a stickbait without grabbing the lure. Wait until you actually feel a tug before setting the hook.

A fast-action rod with a springy tip works best for walking-the-dog because it enables you to twitch the lure sharply. Stickbaits work best when fished with relatively light line, usually from 8- to lO-pound test. Light line allows the lure to move from side to side easily. Like other surface lures, stickbaits should be tied directly to the line, without snaps or leaders. for pike or muskies, use a wire leader no heavier than necessary to hold the fish.

CAST a stickbait over submerged weeds or brush, then give it a sharp twitch (left), letting your line go slack while the lure skids to one side. As soon as the lure stops, twitch again (right) and let the line go slack while the lure skids
Lure Stickbait
SnCKBAITS consist of a long body, usually tapered at each end, with extra weight (arrow) at the rear. The attachment eye is at the nose.
Artificial Lure
in the other direction. Continue twitching to make the lure walk in a zigzag fashion. To walk the lure to one side, make jerks in rapid succession rather than waiting for the lure to stop between jerks.
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Responses

  • rebecca
    How to build a stick bait?
    8 years ago
  • rahel
    How to make lure walk the dog?
    8 years ago
  • gioacchino mazzi
    Is the zara spook as stick bait?
    8 years ago
  • daniel
    How to use surface stickbait?
    8 years ago
  • jane
    How to rig bass lures?
    7 years ago
  • benjamin
    What is the best lure for striped bass?
    7 years ago
  • berilac clayhanger
    How to work stickbaits lure?
    5 years ago
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    How to work stickbaits lures?
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